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Forum: Iain M Banks

For the discussion of Iain's science fiction (Culture & non-Culture) titles

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Poll II - Up to Surface Detail

    What's you favorite?

    Started by Deep Black‎, 19-03-2011 09:27 AM
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  1. Anyone else want to see more of the Zetetic Elench? [Spoilers]

    I think they are a great concept but you only really read about them in Excession, and they are not featured prominently. I'd like to read a novel...

    Started by bongorider‎, 13-05-2011 03:48 PM
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  2. The Earth Contact

    Right, so the question I am asking here is, do you think Banks will deal with the Contact of Earth? This could possibly be the Contact itself, or...

    Started by Not Registered Here‎, 21-11-2011 11:30 PM
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  3. Iain M Banks Twitter

    Hello People, I've created a twitter feed celebrating the Techno Sci-Fi Nomenclature of Iain M Banks; http://twitter.com/#!/IainMBanksCult ...

    Started by berusplants‎, 08-11-2011 11:46 PM
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  4. Possible inspiration for Vepper's little navy?

    When I went to Scarborough last weekend there was a naval battle going on in Peasholm Park http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1dK14hfKGY I wonder if...

    Started by eburacum45‎, 18-08-2011 01:39 AM
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  5. The Algebraist: Nasqueron and the Dweller environment?

    The Algebraist is an excellent read. Just the one thing that's bothering me. I'm struggling to understand the physicality of the Dwellers, their...

    Started by Flashman‎, 26-09-2010 10:10 PM
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  6. What Do Culture Ships Have In Common With Sailing Ships?

    What can a sailing ship and a Culture ship possibly have in common? A sailing ship floats on water, is powered by the wind and reaches speeds up to...

    Started by Conscious Bob‎, 25-03-2011 03:08 PM
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  7. Surface Detail - a return to the good 'ol....sort of

    I must say, I wasn't entirely enthused with Look to Windward. The same formula playing out, and nothing really grooving me. It was decent. ...

    Started by ~O~‎, 03-07-2011 02:58 PM
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  8. Roll Call

    I have this hypothesis that Iain, and in particular The Culture, might generally appeal to males more than females. Of course, SF (versus scifi) does...

    Started by ~O~‎, 03-07-2011 02:49 PM
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  9. Lightbulb Smatter

    Some Surface Details spoilers below Hegemonizing swarms have been mentioned in a few of the Culture novels, but I think Surface Details is the...

    Started by monoRAIL‎, 12-05-2011 11:10 AM
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  10. Where is Humanity?

    I'm just going off the top of my head here, so please forgive me if I'm way out (Bob). The action in CP is set around 1300AD. SotA is in the...

    Started by Champagne Socialist‎, 05-05-2011 12:29 PM
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  11. The Register readers vote UoW as best SF film never made

    news item. poll. Tend to agree; CP would give it a run for the money.

    Started by Old Vig‎, 11-05-2011 01:52 PM
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  12. Hurt/Heal

    I knicked this one off the SFX forum I though it might be interesting to see if it ties up with the poll in this section of the froum From the...

    Started by Deep Black‎, 11-12-2008 04:10 PM
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  13. Surface Detail - motives [SPOILERS]

    Hi all, this is my first foray into the world of I(M)B online but I've been a big fan since the mid-90s and have read all of his books, both M and...

    Started by baddates‎, 04-04-2011 08:11 PM
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  14. Human Origin

    Ever since stumbling upon the Culture novels, I've been wondering about one thing in particular: the origins of humans in the cultureverse There...

    Started by raudorn‎, 27-03-2011 03:22 PM
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  15. Consider Phlebas - Loose End (Spoiler?)

    I just finished re-re-reading CP and I was struck by one glaring loose end. The entire raison d'etre of the story is the Mind which managed a...

    Started by Stryker‎, 23-03-2011 09:57 AM
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  16. Poll Poll: Poll: Your favourite Iain M Banks book to date

    As a bit of an ice-breaker, your friendly, neighbourhood moderator edash suggested that we could post a quick poll to find out which of Iain's sf...

    Started by Forum Admin‎, 11-12-2008 10:56 AM
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  17. Soulkeeper - would you get one? [POSS. SPOILERS]

    Right, so now we've all read Surface Detail and seen what can happen if you go for a digital afterlife.... If the tech were available, would you...

    Started by vermeer‎, 12-02-2011 03:15 PM
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  18. Question Artwork from Matter

    Does anyone know if there's any significance to the symbol which appears through this book? First I thought it was some sort of target reticle but...

    Started by unknownloader‎, 19-02-2011 02:06 PM
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  19. Player of Games

    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum, but not to sci-fi/fantasy. Have been reading both genres for a while, not as long as many of you guys. I read...

    Started by mahoney‎, 08-06-2009 11:59 AM
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  20. Against a Dark Background - appreciation thread

    Hullo, just discovered the Ian Banks website and forum, although I've been stimulated and disturbed by his science fiction for over a decade now. ...

    Started by Unexpected Deviation‎, 06-05-2009 04:46 PM
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